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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210551/factors-influencing-the-decision-to-pursue-immediate-breast-reconstruction-after-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer
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Mariska Weenk, Philipp Wunschel, Erwin Heine, Luc J Strobbe
BACKGROUND: Immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) after mastectomy has shown to be oncologically safe and to improve quality of life in breast cancer patients. However, most women undergoing mastectomy do not undergo IBR. In this study, we aim to identify breast surgeon-related factors in considering IBR and factors affecting patients' decision to choose for IBR. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the records of breast cancer patients who underwent mastectomy with or without IBR between 2010 and 2013...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205588/hypoxia-induced-angiotensin-ii-by-the-lactate-chymase-dependent-mechanism-mediates-radioresistance-of-hypoxic-tumor-cells
#2
Guozhu Xie, Ying Liu, Qiwei Yao, Rong Zheng, Lanfang Zhang, Jie Lin, Zhaoze Guo, Shasha Du, Chen Ren, Quan Yuan, Yawei Yuan
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a principal determinant of arterial blood pressure and fluid and electrolyte balance. RAS component dysregulation was recently found in some malignancies and correlated with poor patient outcomes. However, the exact mechanism of local RAS activation in tumors is still unclear. Here, we find that the local angiotensin II predominantly exists in the hypoxic regions of tumor formed by nasopharyngeal carcinoma CNE2 cells and breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells, where these tumor cells autocrinely produce angiotensin II by a chymase-dependent rather than an angiotensin converting enzyme-dependent mechanism...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203474/unexpected-radiation-induced-aortic-wall-thickening-requiring-composite-graft-technique-during-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Paola Redaelli, Amando Gamba, Antonello Stefano Martino, Michele Triggiani
Mediastinal radiation is commonly used to treat Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung and breast cancer. Cardiac complications after radiation therapy are well described, although rare. A large spectrum of injuries can occur, causing long term morbidity among survivors. We describe a case of post-actinic ascending aortic wall thickening that prevented saphenous vein proximal anastomosis and was successfully managed with aortic no-touch off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB), 25 years after radiation therapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196607/development-of-a-model-web-based-system-to-support-a-statewide-quality-consortium-in-radiation-oncology
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Jean M Moran, Mary Feng, Lisa A Benedetti, Robin Marsh, Kent A Griffith, Martha M Matuszak, Michael Hess, Matthew McMullen, Jennifer H Fisher, Teamour Nurushev, Margaret Grubb, Stephen Gardner, Daniel Nielsen, Reshma Jagsi, James A Hayman, Lori J Pierce
PURPOSE: A database in which patient data are compiled allows analytic opportunities for continuous improvements in treatment quality and comparative effectiveness research. We describe the development of a novel, web-based system that supports the collection of complex radiation treatment planning information from centers that use diverse techniques, software, and hardware for radiation oncology care in a statewide quality collaborative, the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium (MROQC)...
October 20, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193571/outcomes-and-utilization-of-postmastectomy-radiotherapy-for-t3n0-breast-cancers
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Samual R Francis, Jonathan Frandsen, Kristine E Kokeny, David K Gaffney, Matthew M Poppe
BACKGROUND: The role of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for women with pT3N0M0 breast cancer is controversial. We sought to determine the benefit of PMRT in this cohort using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). METHODS: We analyzed women with pT3N0M0 breast cancer who received mastectomy with or without PMRT between 2004 and 2012. We excluded men, women ≤18 years, neoadjuvant or unknown radiation or chemotherapy status, unknown estrogen or progesterone receptor status, unknown surgical margin status, histology other than invasive ductal or lobular carcinoma, and if death occurred <3 months after diagnosis...
February 9, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193231/association-of-osteopontin-with-specific-prognostic-factors-and-survival-in-adjuvant-breast-cancer-trials-of-the-hellenic-cooperative-oncology-group
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Amanda Psyrri, Konstantine T Kalogeras, Ralph M Wirtz, George Kouvatseas, Georgia Karayannopoulou, Anna Goussia, Flora Zagouri, Elke Veltrup, Eleni Timotheadou, Helen Gogas, Angelos Koutras, Georgios Lazaridis, Christos Christodoulou, George Pentheroudakis, Panagiota Economopoulou, Apostolos Laskarakis, Petroula Arapantoni-Dadioti, Anna Batistatou, Maria Sotiropoulou, Gerasimos Aravantinos, Pavlos Papakostas, Paris Kosmidis, Dimitrios Pectasides, George Fountzilas
BACKGROUND: The shift towards an earlier diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) highlights the need for biomarkers that would identify patients at risk for relapse and metastatic spread and indicate the potential value of additional treatment strategies. Osteopontin (OPN) is a matricellular protein that has been suggested to be a potential biomarker in BC. In the present study, we used archived BC patient samples to assess the clinical utility of OPN. METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue samples from 975 patients were collected from two large phase III randomized adjuvant chemotherapy trials (HE10/97 and HE10/00) that included patients with high risk BC...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192598/overall-survival-and-the-response-to-radiotherapy-among-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-brain-metastases-treated-with-targeted-therapies
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Jacob A Miller, Rupesh Kotecha, Manmeet S Ahluwalia, Alireza M Mohammadi, Samuel T Chao, Gene H Barnett, Erin S Murphy, Michael A Vogelbaum, Lilyana Angelov, David M Peereboom, John H Suh
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to investigate survival and the response to radiotherapy among patients with molecular subtypes of breast cancer brain metastases treated with or without targeted therapies. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with breast cancer brain metastases at a single tertiary care institution were included. The primary outcome was overall survival, whereas secondary outcomes included the cumulative incidences of distant intracranial failure, local failure, and radiation necrosis...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189100/the-impact-of-exercise-during-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer-on-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Lipsett, Sarah Barrett, Fatimah Haruna, Karen Mustian, Anita O'Donovan
PURPOSE: Adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) in breast cancer treatment has been proven to enhance outcome, improving recurrence and mortality rates. RT, however, gives rise to unfavourable side-effects, fatigue the most frequent. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of exercise (and different exercise prescription parameters) during adjuvant RT on fatigue among breast cancer patients. Quality of life was a secondary outcome. SEARCH METHODOLOGY AND SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials that investigated the effect of exercise during adjuvant RT on fatigue for breast cancer patients were searched using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar, CINAHL, AMED and ClinicalTrials...
February 8, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188567/breast-cancer-patients-perceptions-of-a-virtual-learning-environment-for-pretreatment-education
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Yobelli Alexandra Jimenez, Wei Wang, Kirsty Stuart, Steven Cumming, David Thwaites, Sarah Lewis
The process and technicalities of radiation therapy (RT) for cancer treatment can be challenging for patients to understand as RT involves complex procedures, highly specialised equipment, and radiation itself has limited sensory characteristics. Hence, it is imperative that education programs are specifically planned and developed to suit the needs of patients, address radiation as an entity and include salient visual aids. In this context, the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) system, primarily created for RT practitioner simulation, may provide unique opportunities for patient education...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187887/collapsed-cone-dose-calculations-for-heterogeneous-tissues-in-brachytherapy-using-primary-and-scatter-separation-source-data
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Anders Ahnesjö, Bob van Veelen, Åsa Carlsson Tedgren
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy using sealed radiation sources inserted within or in the vicinity of the tumor of, e.g., gynecological, prostate or head- and neck cancers. Accurate dose calculation is a crucial part of the treatment planning. Several reviews have called for clinical software with model-based algorithms that better take into account the effects of patient individual distribution of tissues, source-channel and shielding attenuation than the commonly employed TG-43 formalism which simply map homogeneous water dose distributions onto the patient...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187031/x-ray-of-excised-cancerous-breast-tissue-does-not-affect-clinical-biomarker-expression
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Isaac E Lloyd, Alana L Welm, Yoko DeRose, Leigh A Neumayer, Jessica L Kohan, Elisabeth M Malmberg, Mohamed E Salama, Rachel E Factor
CONTEXT: College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have emphasized the need to reduce preanalytic variables for evaluating predictive biomarker expression in breast cancer. Postoperative x-ray of excised breast tissue is commonplace, yet is a variable that has not been investigated previously. We asked whether such radiation affects expression of relevant biomarkers. DESIGN: A previous study found that human breast cancers grown in mice demonstrate the same immunohistochemical and molecular profiles as the original tumors...
February 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187025/de-novo-upper-extremity-lymphedema-after-elective-hand-surgery-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Heather L Baltzer, Jamison Harvey, Paige M Fox, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: The safety of elective hand surgery in breast cancer (BC) survivors is controversial because of concerns of developing upper extremity lymphedema. This study aimed to evaluate the risk of developing lymphedema after elective hand surgery among patients that underwent ipsilateral axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and/or radiation therapy (RT). METHOD: A retrospective cohort of BC patients treated with ALND, SLNB, and/or RT was identified (1997-2012)...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185145/erratum-to-radiation-therapy-targets-and-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Simona F Shaitelman, Yi-Ju Chiang, Kate D Griffin, Sarah M De Snyder, Benjamin D Smith, Mark V Schaverien, Wendy A Woodward, Janice N Cormier
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February 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184943/analysis-of-chromosomal-radiosensitivity-of-healthy-brca2-mutation-carriers-and-non-carriers-in-brca-families-with-the-g2-micronucleus-assay
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Annelot Baert, Julie Depuydt, Tom Van Maerken, Bruce Poppe, Fransiska Malfait, Tim Van Damme, Sylvia De Nobele, Gianpaolo Perletti, Kim De Leeneer, Kathleen B M Claes, Anne Vral
Breast cancer risk drastically increases in individuals with a heterozygous germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, while it is estimated to equal the population risk for relatives without the familial mutation (non-carriers). The aim of the present study was to use a G2 phase-specific micronucleus assay to investigate whether lymphocytes of healthy BRCA2 mutation carriers are characterized by increased radiosensitivity compared to controls without a family history of breast/ovarian cancer and how this relates to healthy non-carrier relatives...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183159/a-novel-schedule-of-accelerated-partial-breast-radiation-using-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-survival-and-toxicity-analysis-of-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Mutlay Sayan, Karen Wilson, Carl Nelson, Havaleh Gagne, Deborah Rubin, Ruth Heimann
Purpose: Several accelerated partial breast radiation (APBR) techniques have been investigated in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC); however, the optimal treatment delivery techniques remain unclear. We evaluated the feasibility and toxicity of APBR delivered using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in elderly patients with stage I BC, using a novel fractionation schedule. Materials and Methods: Forty-two patients aged ≥65 years, with stage I BC who underwent breast conserving surgery were enrolled in a phase I/II study evaluating APBR using IMRT...
February 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178283/behavioral-risk-factors-of-breast-cancer-in-bangui-of-central-african-republic-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Henok Kessete Afewerky, Cavin Bekolo, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Antoine Doui Doumgba, Christian Diamont Mossoro-Kpinde, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Jianyuan Zhang, Shaojun Chen, Hongyu Li, Zhongyu Xu, Boniface Koffi
Breast cancer is recognized as a major public health problem in developing countries; however, there is very little evidence of behavioral factors associated with breast cancer risk. This study was conducted to identify lifestyles as risk factors for breast cancer among Central African women. A case-control study was conducted with 174 cases confirmed histologically by the pathology unit of the National Laboratory and 348 age-matched controls. Data collection tools included a questionnaire with interviews and medical records of patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173994/intraoperative-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-an-american-brachytherapy-society-consensus-report
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REVIEW
S Lloyd, K M Alektiar, S Nag, Y J Huang, C L Deufel, F Mourtada, D K Gaffney
PURPOSE: This report presents recommendations from the American Brachytherapy Society for the use of intraoperative high-dose-rate (IOHDR) brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Members of the American Brachytherapy Society with expertise in IOHDR formulated this document based on their clinical experience and a review of the literature. This report covers the use of IOHDR in colorectal cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, gynecologic cancers, head and neck cancers, and pediatric cancers...
February 4, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170302/disparities-in-the-initial-local-treatment-of-older-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-population-based-study
#18
Traci J LeMasters, Suresh S Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Ami M Vyas
BACKGROUND: Although breast cancer is most prevalent among older women, the majority are diagnosed at an early stage. When diagnosed at an early stage, women have the option of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiation therapy (RT) or mastectomy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer (ESBC). Omission of RT when receiving BCS increases the risk for recurrence and poor survival. Yet, a small subset of older women may omit RT after BCS. This study examines the current patterns of local treatment for ESBC among older women...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169929/growing-use-of-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-despite-no-improvement-in-long-term-survival-for-invasive-breast-cancer
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Stephanie M Wong, Rachel A Freedman, Yasuaki Sagara, Fatih Aydogan, William T Barry, Mehra Golshan
OBJECTIVE: To update and examine national temporal trends in contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) and determine whether survival differed for invasive breast cancer patients based on hormone receptor (HR) status and age. METHODS: We identified women diagnosed with unilateral stage I to III breast cancer between 1998 and 2012 within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry. We compared characteristics and temporal trends between patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery, unilateral mastectomy, and CPM...
March 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169467/radiation-associated-angiosarcoma-in-the-setting-of-breast-cancer-mimicking-radiation-dermatitis-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#20
Brianne H Daniels, Jennifer S Ko, J Jordi Rowe, Erinn Downs-Kelly, Steven D Billings
BACKGROUND: We have encountered cases of postradiation angiosarcoma (PRAS) histologically mimicking radiation dermatitis. METHODS: Cases of PRAS from institutional/consultation archives from 2006-2016 were reviewed. For inclusion, tumors had to have inapparent/subtle tumor at low magnification and scattered individual tumor cells resembling radiation fibroblasts. Prior ancillary studies were reviewed, with additional immunostains performed as needed. RESULTS: Ten met criteria...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
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